Table 6b. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity for the United States: Percent of Total for 2007 and 2002

Table 6b. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity for the United States: Percent of Total for 2007 and 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the 2007 and 2002 Commodity Flow Surveys. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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SCTG Code1 Commodity description (2-digit) Value (percent) Tons (percent) Ton-miles2 (percent) Value Standard Error of % Tons Standard Error of % Ton-miles Standard Error of %
2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
00 All Commodities3 100 100 100 100 100 100 - - - - - -
01 Live animals and live fish 0.1 - - - 0.1 - - - - - 0.1 -
02 Cereal grains 0.7 0.6 4.1 4.8 6.1 8.4 - - 0.3 0.4 0.6 1.3
03 Other agricultural products 1.2 1.5 1.7 2.2 2.6 3.5 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.3
04 Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec 0.8 0.6 2.0 2.0 2.3 1.6 0.1 - 0.1 0.3 0.2 0.2
05 Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 2.4 2.4 0.8 0.7 1.5 1.3 0.1 0.1 - - 0.1 0.1
06 Milled grain products and preparations, and
bakery products
1.2 1.4 1.0 0.9 1.5 1.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 - 0.1 0.1
07 Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 4.1 4.2 3.7 3.8 5.1 5.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4
08 Alcoholic beverages 1.4 1.3 0.9 0.8 1.1 0.8 - - - - 0.1 0.1
09 Tobacco products 0.6 0.8 - - - - 0.1 0.1 - - - -
10 Monumental or building stone - - 0.2 0.2 0.1 - - - - - - -
11 Natural sands 0.1 - 3.7 4.1 1.2 1.0 - - 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.1
12 Gravel and crushed stone 0.2 0.2 16.3 16.0 4.4 3.4 - - 0.4 1.2 0.5 0.3
13 Nonmetallic minerals nec 0.1 0.1 2.2 1.6 1.6 1.8 - - 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3
14 Metallic ores and concentrates 0.3 0.2 0.6 0.8 1.2 2.0 - - 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.3
15 Coal 0.3 0.3 11.3 10.6 25.0 21.9 - - 0.7 0.8 2.1 2.4
17 Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 5.7 3.3 7.6 9.1 2.1 3.7 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.2 0.4
18 Fuel oils 3.2 1.4 5.1 4.7 1.6 1.8 0.1 - 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.2
19 Coal and petroleum products, nec 2.3 1.0 4.6 3.8 3.8 3.0 0.1 - 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.3
20 Basic chemicals 2.3 1.8 3.3 3.0 5.1 3.7 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.4
21 Pharmaceutical products 6.6 5.7 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.4 0.5 - - - -
22 Fertilizers 0.4 0.4 1.2 2.3 1.8 2.8 - - 0.1 0.7 0.3 0.7
23 Chemical products and preparations, nec 2.8 2.7 1.0 0.9 1.7 1.7 0.2 0.1 - - 0.1 0.1
24 Plastics and rubber 4.2 3.9 1.5 1.2 3.1 2.6 0.1 0.1 0.1 - 0.2 0.2
25 Logs and other wood in the rough 0.1 - 0.9 S 0.3 0.2 - - 0.2 S 0.1 -
26 Wood products 1.6 1.9 2.6 3.0 3.0 3.8 - 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.5
27 Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 1.1 1.2 1.2 1.2 2.5 2.5 - - - - 0.1 0.2
28 Paper or paperboard articles 1.0 1.2 0.7 0.6 0.9 0.7 - - - - 0.1 -
29 Printed products 1.6 1.6 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.1 - - 0.1 -
30 Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 4.1 5.6 0.4 0.4 0.9 1.0 0.2 0.3 - - 0.1 0.1
31 Nonmetallic mineral products 1.7 1.8 9.2 8.3 3.4 4.3 - 0.1 0.3 0.7 0.2 0.5
32
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and
in finished basic shapes
4.2 3.1 2.9 2.8 3.9 3.9 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3
33 Articles of base metal 3.3 2.8 1.1 1.0 1.6 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 - 0.1 0.1
34 Machinery 5.4 5.8 0.5 0.5 1.1 1.1 0.2 0.3 - - 0.1 0.1
35
Electronic and other electrical equipment
and components and office equipment
9.0 10.6 0.4 0.4 0.9 1.0 0.2 0.5 - - 0.1 0.1
36 Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 7.8 8.9 1.1 1.1 1.9 1.9 0.4 0.6 - - 0.1 0.2
37 Transportation equipment, nec 1.5 1.8 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.4 - - - 0.2
38 Precision instruments and apparatus 2.6 2.7 - 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 - - - -
39
Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports,
lamps, lighting fittings, and illuminated signs
1.3 1.7 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.1 - - - -
40 Miscellaneous manufactured products 4.2 4.6 0.7 0.7 1.3 1.1 0.1 0.2 0.1 - 0.1 -
41 Waste and scrap 0.7 0.5 2.4 1.9 2.0 1.5 0.1 - 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.4
43 Mixed freight 8.0 10.0 2.4 2.6 1.7 1.7 0.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
99 Commodity unknown - 0.2 - 0.2 - 0.3 - - - - - 0.1

KEY: S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality. - = Zero or Less than half the unit show; thus, it has been rounded to zero.

1 Standard Classification of Transported Goods.
2 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
3 Estimates exclude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).

NOTE: Value-of-shipment estimates are reported in current prices. More information on sampling error, confidentiality protection, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions may be found at http://www.bts.gov/cfs.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2009.